The Project: Kuwait

Eating for Performance and Weight Loss with Two Nutritionists, Lulwa AlArmali and Nasser Alawadh on Kuwaiti Food, Macros, Instagram Credibility of Nutritionists.

May 17, 2019 Season 1 Episode 46
The Project: Kuwait
Eating for Performance and Weight Loss with Two Nutritionists, Lulwa AlArmali and Nasser Alawadh on Kuwaiti Food, Macros, Instagram Credibility of Nutritionists.
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The Project: Kuwait
Eating for Performance and Weight Loss with Two Nutritionists, Lulwa AlArmali and Nasser Alawadh on Kuwaiti Food, Macros, Instagram Credibility of Nutritionists.
May 17, 2019 Season 1 Episode 46
Mahdi Aloun, Level Up with Nassar, The Functional Nutritionist Lulwa AlArmali
Mahdi is joined by Nassar of Level Up with Nassar and Lulwa, The Functional Nutritionist, for this episode of The Project Kuwait. They discuss a topic that is important to athletes in Kuwait or other countries with traditional cultural gatherings involving extravagant spreads. They share their own experiences with their client bases and come to some interesting conclusions.
Show Notes

Time Stamps: 0:51 – Nassar is a dietician and the only health-related podcaster with a show in Arabic. He and Lulwa (The Functional Nutritionist) discuss their opinions of “research” being passed around on Instagram.

4:47 – They agree that using data or explaining how the researchers came to those specific conclusions provide validity and credibility to the source.

9:20 – While Nassa attracts individuals who are Level 0-1, Lulwa’s clients are usually Level 2-3, but they are all looking to level up.

9:38 – They discuss ways they know that someone on Instagram is full of baloney, including contradictions, not knowing your audience, claiming that “this is the best thing,” or not including practical application or experiences.

18:32 – When it comes to the biggest pitfalls of Kuwaiti weekend consumption, there is a social aspect to be considered which sometimes makes people feel pressured into eating foods that are not good for them. However, over the past few years, there has been a mental shift where families and friends are more accepting of people not wanting to eat certain foods.

25:45 – Lulwa and Nassa provide some valuable insight into the types of typical foods that are best for you to eat as well as some tips for keeping everyone happy while not compromising your commitments.

28:48 – Mahdi asks about what types of foods an athlete should gravitate towards in a traditional spread.

32:54 – Stews may be a good food to consume, but it is important to consider the sodium factor.

36:36 – Nassa describes the differences between old Kuwaiti cuisine and its modern equivalents and the the sources of each.

39:45 – He continues by talking about how dates used to be eaten in comparison to the modern way of preserving them in molasses. It is best to eat them right off the tree because you are able to eat more than you should of the ones preserved in molasses.

44:29 – Lulwa weighs in on what a good sugar intake would be for the average person without insulin resistance.

48:55 – The old way of thinking encourages athletes to eat carbs, pasta, and dates.

50:19 – Nassa explains that a prevailing thought in Kuwaiti culture right now is that you don’t need to work out or eat healthy at all, and this is resulting in weight gain.

51:42 – They touch on the problem of food bullying or shaming and the importance of knowing yourself and ignoring the bullies. This is your own journey and it may look different than other people think it should.

55:36 – In closing, the Kuwaiti cuisine is actually not as unhealthy as people might think. It is important to be open minded and eat intentionally.
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